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>>> mitt romney disavows obama care. is it the same health care plan the former governor sold to massachusetts? i will talk to the architect of both plans in minutes. >>> the president's meeting with the leader of iraq. exactly what kind of military help is that country seeking from the u.s., and will it happen? >>> in office politics, down to its last days? i talked to cnbc's carl quintanilla about the problems with blackberry. >>> and how much money could this work of art fetch? it's in today's list of number ones. >>> hello, everyone. it's high noon here in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." he's back with a whole lot to say. mitt romney on today's "meet the press," talking about the comparisons between romney care in massachusetts and obama care. >> and perhaps the most important lesson the president failed to learn was you have to tell the american people the truth. what when he told the american people you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, period, he said that time and again, he wasn't telling the truth. i
yesterday, the same man that accused mitt romney of killing a woman, remember that? mitt romney killed my wife. remember that commercial? he was such a beast, a horrible human being. mitt romney killed my wife. barack obama believed that. >> obama did not claim that. the president did not say that. >> hillary clinton wasn't running against him in 2012. >> this commercial was put together by some sort of arm. >> somebody very close to barack obama. barack obama takes responsibility, the buck stops with barack obama. >> okay. >> barack obama and his campaign and people connected to his campaign and people closely associated with him in the past claimed that mitt romney killed a woman. >> okay. the story is bad enough, you don't need to do that. >> can i please make my point? i'm going to say it again, barack obama, his campaign, they all claimed in 2012. it was one of the most horrific claims that mitt romney killed a man's wife. >> i remember condemning the commercial as well. >> mika, i'm going to keep doing this, okay? so, in 2012, barack obama claimed that mitt romney killed a woman. ye
governor mitt romney and on "meet the press" this weekend where he accused the president of dishonesty and had this warning about the president's second term. >> i think the key thing that the president is trying to get away from and that is that he told people they could keep their insurance and that was not the truth. and whether you like the model of obama care or not, the fact that the president sold it on a basis that was not true has undermined the foundation of his second term. i think it's rotting it away. >> wait, there's a little bit more, "the washington post" obtaining an internal memo that shows an outside health adviser warning of trouble ahead for the rollout. telling the administration, quote, i do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capability to carry it out. >> looking back, people are going to be scratching their heads for years going how did they make this mistake? so how do mistakes like this happen inside the west wing? >> well, look, i think that's a fairly devastating story. >> joining me now is d
with these individuals who clearly have mental health problems. mike brooks, thanks very much. >>> so why did the romney campaign refer to the new jersey governor, chris christie, as puffer fish? we're going to tell you the story behind the name. other revelations from a new political tell-all, stand by. we've got more. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? so when coverage really counts, count on nationwide insurance. because what's precious to you is precious to us. ♪ love, love is strange just another way we put members first. because we don't have shareholders. join the nation. ♪ baby... ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >>> a major new book blowing the lid off the behind-the-scenes in the presidential race. some in the obama campaign were muscling over the idea of replacing joe biden with hillary c
on "meet the press," mitt romney sits down with david gregory. the two will discuss the problem plagued rollout of obama care and life after the campaign. and that is your crmorning dishf scrambled politics. >>> if it's friday, it's kevin ser rilly joining me. >> thanks for having me. happy friday. >> so i want to talk more about this new book double down, the sequel to game change. it comes out next week, has a lot of juicy tidbits in it. one of the revelations was that barack obama could barely endure spending much time with bill clinton. that's kind of surprising because it seemed like their relationship had warmed up a lot since 2008 with clinton delivering one of the strongest speeches of the convention. so what do we know right now? >> i think both are reportedly saying it's a great relationship, but according to the book which by the way i can't wait to read this thing, but according to the book, when they were on the golf course, president obama said that he could only take president clinton in little bits of doses. and so i think that once it got -- it got closer to the electio
, mock debates, he and john kerry playing mitt romney. first session on saturday went okay. sunday night was a horrible experience. the president was like he was in the denver debate, lethargic, professorial, didn't seem like he was fighting for the job. at times peevish, nasty to governor kerry sitting in for mitt romney. they were panicked. that prep ended and you had a scene which we write about in double down, plouffe, axelrod, debate advisers staying up to well past midnight saying what do we do, what do we do? how can we turn this around? we can't do down this path. they did what they called an intervention with the president. four aides and the president alone meeting to try to find how to turn things around. in short in the scene the president said, as you said, i'm not sure i can do this. they did a couple of things, how he needed to change his state of mind about it. they gave him one-liners, debate on a page to try to just come up with anticipating the questions, coming up with one-liners to use in the debate, and the president resolved he was going to do it. they also gave hi
, how the romney campaign may have tried to sabotage a chris christie presidential run for 2016. someone dumped their private vetting of christie into the laps or onto the laps of authors, the authors of "double down." that's coming up next. >>> also what election results could tell us. running as a moderate in new jersey while ken cuccinelli is expected to go down bad in purple virginia. will the right learn its lesson or decide cuccinelli wasn't right wing enough. >>> and even with all the problems of the health care rollout, you want the guys giving health care or the one who isn't even trying. the republican plan is no plan at all. >>> and ann colter says it's not the right that's pushing the birther notion. it's someone else. this is "hardball," the place for politics. so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, where experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned
of the campaign actually happened on your show when bill clinton had this to say about mitt romney. >> the real issue ought to be what has governor romney advocated in the campaign that he will do as president? who has president obama and what does he propose to do? how do these things stack up against each other? that's the relevant thing. there is nothing in terms of getting up and going to the office and basically performing the essential functions of the office, a man that's been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualifications threshold. >> so here we have the former president of the united states, a democrat, praising mitt romney's business record, which the obama campaign was visibly trashing on the air, so it was a little counterproductive and in fact, apparently caught the attention from hillary clinton who suggested from her aids that bill couldn't go there anymore. >> also a couple bizarre insights into that relationship, one they played golf together but can't finish the 18 holes and when president obama walks off he saids to an aid reportedly that bill clinton
, government's too big. too many people on entitlements. let me play mitt romney. they're terrible people. a bunch of bums. that's what this is about. >> i know you're in a tough position. >> what position? >> you're in a tough position. >> i'm just telling the truth. most americans want obama care to work. they think republicans should stop erasing the guy. >> wait a minute, arguably -- >> why should we stop harassing the white house? they were intentional deceitful with premiums not going up. now why shouldn't we be able to give the white house a hard time? >> absolutely. especially when you're right. democratic senator max baucus compared obama care to humpty dumpty. it's more like a humpty dump. the best argument to big government is big government. that's why it's important that you can't just talk about the website. part of this mountain of misery with obama care. the cancellations. the sticker shock. the epemployer mandate. the only thing that worked was obama's golf swing. once the website gets fixed, the media's going to say, everything's fine. that's where the republicans have t
on christie from the vetting team from romney's vp search, it described in the back this according to the "new york times." romney's team was left with questions about potential land mines involving christie. a defamation lawsuit early in his political career. a securities and exchange settlement involving his brother and medical history. beth i hadder who is led the search committee told the new york times in a statement the paper was arranged by christie aide and governor christie complied fully with the romney campaign's request for do you means in a timely manner including a medical reporter from his internist and cardiologist. not complete denials, but a statement of fact. according to reports on the book, romney's super secret vetting process was known as project goldfish and potential candidates were known as fish names. putter fish was him. filet o fish was rob portman and pescado was marco rubio. get it? as both get raised, they are polling better than anybody else, both ever losing bipartisan shine. clinton remains a popular figure second only to christie, the percentage of folks who
, the romney/ryan ticket was almost a romney/christie ticket. the new jersey governor was on mitt romney short list not once but -- >> twice. >> the reason it didn't go much farther? >> he had christie on the first short list. he crosses his name off. he's leaning towards paul ryan. >> reporter: romney's advisers pressured him to reconsider chris christie. in the end there were two obstacles. christie couldn't keep his day job and fund raise due to new jersey law and the book says he wasn't as forthcoming in the vetting process as other candidates. now, beth meyers, a long-time aide to mitt romney said to the "new york times" that chris christie complied fully in the vetting process but when you look at what "the new york times" is reporting about this book, the unanswered questions just kind of go on and on, about a defamation lawsuit against the governor from earlier in his political career as well as the names and documentation of his household employees. as well as information about his medical history. there's even more than that, chris. >> boy, oh, boy, that book probably going to sell f
more undiluted clinton so invited aides to join. other nuggets, the mitt romney campaign dubbed their vice presidential search project goldfish and gave code names. marco rubio was pescodo. paul ryan of wisconsin, fishconsin. chris christie was pufferfish. romney ridiculed chris christie's weight and passed him over for vice president because, quote, the garden state governor's background was littered with potential land mines. >> i have a great relationship with the romneys and the campaign. it's all just trying to make sure they sell as many books as possible. >> reporter: a book with new insights into christie, hillary clinton and biden, all potential rivals in the next campaign. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >> one more political note. mitt romney is david gregory's exclusive guest this sunday morning on "meet the press." >>> still ahead for us tonight, the private lives of the royal family as well as music and hollywood royalty as well. exposed to the world. explosive allegations as a scandalous trial breaks wide open. ss out... you sat out most of our game yesterd
mitt romney had another issue with the governor. that would be chris christie's weight. romney marvelled at christie's girth, his difficulties in making his way down the narrow aisle of the campaign bus. watching a video of christie without his suit jacket on romney cackled to his aides, guys, look at that. that sounds pretty high school. chris christie, if i were him and i liked the guy, i would be ticked of something putting off questions about the vetting not getting answers. >> it was clear during the campaign and after that the convention that the relationship between christie's staff and christie in particular in the campaign were rough. and i think there were raw feelings. >> because he stood with the president on sandy? >> even before that. that happened afterwards, but even before that coming out of the convention we had stories of christie being problematic behind the stage, being upset after the convention speech. >> he'd be a terrible vice presidential nominee. there's nothing about that man that says vice president. it's like barbara streisand once said. i'm either
off the ground and began to get a decent amount of national exposure for backing mitt romney for president. >> how much are you looking to raise? and is this going to be part of the ads that i assume your super pac is going to put out? >> the unfortunate part of politics is, our voice is directly in relationship to how much money we have. i'm not taking a paycheck. i'm doing this for god and country. >> but as mother jones points out in a terrific piece of reporting on zinke's scheme to financially support his own campaign, looks like his super pac paid more than $26,000 to a company called continental divide international. and according to zinke's linkedin page, he happens to be ceo of that same company, in other words zinke set up a super pac that happened to cut a $26,000 check to his own company. zinke seems to be taking full advantage of citizens united. prior to the exploits, it was a show on comedy central that exhibited those effects. but the reality has caught up with the satire. and there's nothing funny about it. vo: it's that time of year again. medicare open enro
on entitlements. let me play mitt romney. that 47%, they're terrible people. bunch of bums. >> really, a romney throwback? >> that's what this is about. >> i know you're in a tough position. >> what position? >> having to defend obamacare. >> i'm not defending. most people want obamacare toto work. they think republicans shouldsh stopou harassing the guy. >> we'd. why should we stop harassing the white house? they were intentionally deceitful, if you could keep your doctor.rass intentionally deceitful withth premiums not going up. now more people are enrolling in medicaid, which we at this table are going to be paying for and everybody watching. so why shouldn't we be able to give the white house a hard time? >> absolutely. especially when you're right. the democratic senator, max baucus, compared obamacare to humpty dumpty.e li it's more like humpty dump. that's why it's important that you just can't talk about the web site because the web site is part of this mountain of misery of obamacare, with the cancellations, employer mandate. the only thing that worked with obamacare was obama's golft
to and even then at the very last minute. under romney-care in massachusetts, in many ways, this was the template of the affordable care act. this is where things stood after one month, 123 people have seened up. granted, it is one state, there are 34 states using the federal obama care website. that's about one-third of 1%. after otwo months in massachusetts, just 2,300 people have enrolled. it was only after 11 months under the threat of a penalty about to be imposed that more than 36,000 people in massachusetts would go on to enroll. most of them didn't enroll until that 11-month mark. so obama care can work. it won't kick in until the end of next march, five months from now. getting it to work depends on getting the problems ironed out and getting americans of all ages signed up. the obama administration needs to straighten out the political mess it's created. it's not just one future cabinet secretary at stake. this is the fate of the democratic party and beyond it is tied to whether obama care succeeds. the short term, that means getting the website fixed. in the long
advisers were considering replacing him. another revelation mitt romney considered chris christie as his vice president candidate before deciding on paul iran. >>> a big i told you so with more americans dropped by their insurance carriers because of obama care. republicans have been quick to point out they predicted this exact scenario back in 2010 even before that when the president was making a lot of promises that so far have not panned out. chief congressional correspondent dana bash has more. >> the gentleman from ohio, mr. boehner. >> reporter: march 2010 then minority leader john boehner came to the floor. he issued this warning. >> look at this bill! ask yourself do you really believe that if you like the health plan that you have that you can keep it? no, you can't. >> reporter: it's just one example of a republican effort before the health care bill became law of the land to push back on this presidential sales pitch. >> if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. no one will take it away no matter what. >> reporter: that was the su
't handle any more undiluted clinton so invited aides to join. other nuggets. the romney camp opposition research on tim pawlenty to michele bachmann to the iowa straw poll potentially knocking a romney challenger out of the race. they dubbed their search code fish and gave trade names. marco rubio, paul ryan fish con sin and chris christie puffer fish. the book says romney ridiculed christie's weight and said the garden state governor's background was littered with potential land mines >> i have a great relationship with the romney's and the campaign. it's all -- it's all just, you know, trying to make sure they sell as many books as possible. >> reporter: a book with new insights into christie, hillary clinton and biden all potential rivals in the next campaign. for "today," andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >> chris matthews is the host of msnbc's "hardball." author of the book "tip and the gipper, when politics worked." nice to have you with us this morning. >> good morning, erica. >> today, chris christie is out campaigning in new jersey. there is an election there on tuesday.
romney, who is going to be on "meet the press" had code names for his vp candidates. chris christie was puffer fish. tim paw lenty lake fish, rob portman was fillet of fish. we have senator marco rubio as piscado. mitt romney scratched chris christie off the list for a variety of reasons including his medical history. he kak elled verbally to his aides while watching a christie video. how much emphasis do you think the book can put on those claims about christie's vetting and wherewithal being a serious contender to be the running mate? >> well, i think you have to understand what these books are. after every presidential campaign, and i worked on a presidential campaign, there's a lot of score settling. people's egos' bruised, their feelings are hurt, and mark halperin and his co-author have figured out a way to exploit this for fun and profit and win another bok ok to follow up to "game change." i think at the end of the campaign we saw chris christie saying nice things about barack obama an his response to hurricane sandy. clearly some people are upset about that. now you've got
mines. meanwhile mitt romney had another issue with the governor. his weight. romney marvelled at christie's girth, his difficulties in making his way down the narrow aisle of the campaign bus. watching a video of christie without his suit jacket on romney cackled to his aides, guys, look at that. if i were him and i liked the guy, i would be ticked of something putting off questions about the vetting not getting answers. >> it was clear during the campaign and after that the relationship between christie's staff and christie in particular in the campaign were rough. and i think there were raw feelings. >> because he stood with the president on sandy? >> even before that. that happened afterwards, but even before that coming out of the convention we had stories of christie being problematic behind the stage, being upset after the convention speech. >> he'd be a terrible vice presidential nominee. there's nothing about that man that says vice president. it's like barbara streisand once said. i'm either going to be really successful or nothing. not halfway successful. >> he was a
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mitt romney signed massachusetts's universal health care plan into law in 2006. he took aim at republicans for opposing obama care. >> if they worked with us like mitt romney did, working with democrats in massachusetts, or like ted kennedy often did with republicans in congress, including on the prescription drug bill, we'd be a lot further along. >> reporter: in a written statement, romney countered obama before the event saying his state's plan should not be grafted on to the entire country. romney called the installation of obama care, quote, a frustrating embarrassment. he did not take kindly to president obama showing up on his turf, kate. >> brianna, thanks so much. the back and forth will no doubt continue. at least for our staff, the website is still experiencing problems. folks on our staff still not able to get on this morning. that is a big problem for the administration. >>> let's move to another controversy. this one for the nsa. in the process, it's alleged that they are snooping on millions of americans. it's something the agency denies, sort of. let's bring
romney decided not to pick chris christie as his running mate. a new book on america. what is the one word most americans say they think about their country. the glass is half full. in office politics, one of the most interesting ways china is different when it comes to fast food in that country. my talk with cnbc's carl quintanilla. >>> hey there, everyone. it's high noon in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." new details emerging about the deadly shooting at l.a.x. the suspect 23-year-old putt krnia literally shot his way through a security checkpoint killing one agent, injuring others and sending hundreds of travelers running for their lives. this video shows the terrifying moments inside terminal 3. miguel almaguer is at l.a. x. with the latest. what are you learned? >> good morning. terminal 3 at this hour remains shut down. that's the crime scene where this took place, where the gunman allegedly walked in, shot the tsa member killing him, wounding two others and made his way through the terminal. at least 167,000 passengers had their flights eithe
with the architect of both obama care and romney care. tweet us your questions using the hash tag sitroom. >>> lawmakers want to hear from survivors of the benghazi terror attack. why won't the white house let them appear before congress? new battle lines are being drawn on this front. >>> is obama care in any danger of actually collapsing? i will ask an expert who helped design it. tweet us your questions for the obama architect. [ chainsaw whirring ] humans -- sometimes life trips us up. sometimes we trip ourselves up. and although the mistakes may seem to just keep coming at you, so do the solutions. like multi-policy discounts from liberty mutual insurance. save up to 10% just for combining your auto and home insurance. call liberty mutual insurance at... [ thump ] to speak with an insurance expert and ask about all the personalized savings available for when you get married, move into a new house, or add a car to your policy. personalized coverage and savings. all the things humans need to make our world a little less imperfect. call... and ask about all the ways you could save. libe
on potential 2016 candidates and according to authors, mitt romney's decided he could not choose new dirt -- new jersey's governor as running mate because his background was littered with land mines. allegedly had unanswered questions concerning a defamation lawsuit, his medical history, and this times a securities industry lobbyist. another major revelation in the book, the president's top aides secretly considering replacing vice president biden on the 2012 ticket with then secretary of state hillary clinton. the last time the federal government delivered a new health care benefit to more than 40 billion people, our next guest was in charge, health and human services secretary when the bush administration unveiled medicare part b some seven years ago. joining us is michael levin, former governor of the state of utah, a former environmental protection agency administrator. it is great to have you with us. >> thank you. lou: great to have you here. i have to ask you how you feel when you watch kathleen sebelius being grilled by congress. are you empathetic or -- what are your emotions? >>
, i like him in doses. and mitt romney dropped chris christie from his vp short list after he failed to fully answer questions about his background and his health. now, no one knows whether the publisher deliberately laeaked hot book like that, but it won't hurt sales. >> what do you believe? do you believe the report on replacing or possibly replacing vice president biden? sent me a tweet. >> we have polling information tonight on perhaps the biggest race in next tuesday's elections. emerson college has democrat terry mcauliffe leading ken cuccinelli by just two points in the virginia governor's race. newport university has a poll, and the spread in that is seven. the real clear politics average of all polls is almost eight in that race. we'll have complete coverage on election day. the president has invested millions of your dollars into solar. we'll tell you in one case what you have to show for it. >>> speaking of big money, you'll be appalled to learn what some federal workers are doing while you're paying them overtime. "the grapevine" is next. >>> now, some press from the poli
an aide. even worse was bill clinton's lavish praise for mitt romney's business experience, undercutting an obama attack line. >> a man who's been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold. >> reporter: but obama turned to bill for advice after his disastrous first debate and to deliver a stem-winder at the democratic convention. >> and you must re-elect president barack obama! >> reporter: as romney sought to balance his ticket, he toyed with choosing chris christie, but the authors report the new jersey governor was less than forthcoming about his medical history and past work as a lobbyist. the garden state governor's background was littered with potential land mines," the authors write. they respond that the christie aide got the romney camp to issue a statement, saying christie complied fully with all requests, including his medical report. the book, which goes on sale monday, is already setting off sparks for the next campaign. matt and savannah? i think you've got a big interview with the authors themselves on monday. >> that's right, andrea.
health insurance reform program and governor romney signs it into law and they implement it, and after a month they have 122 people signed up for it. or than 36 thousand people signed up for it, but in that first month, enrollment was low. the important thing is we provide steady, improvements to the accessibility to the website into the accessibility of information and and roll it through other means available to the millions americans who want to shop for insurance are able to do so. >> this is the federal exchange only -- >> i have not seen the document. >> does the president think the united states has a special safetyibility for iraq's whether or not he believes in the works on and -- >> the president believes it is in the interest of the united states ever robust relationship and direct -- with direct help them deal with -- with iraq and help in the will of their challenges as it makes its way out of decades of dictatorship and tierney and terrible -- -- tyranny and terrible violence. the president believes it was the wrong thing to get involved in that war. he thought it was his
reveal the source who told senator reid of nevada, the majority leader, that mr. romney had not paid taxes in 10 years. what do you think is the top story this week? caller: i want to talk about health care. it is not very popular. i think that we should go with a single pair. yer. obamacare ork that the affordable care act goes far enough. all americans have the right to health care. if that makes me a socialist, then i will probably be a socialist. we cannot compare health care to car insurance. i think that most people need insurance. those people that do not want to be a single payer should have a choice. i do think that -- i am one of those people that think that the health care act does not go far enough. say is what i would like to about health care. i think everybody deserves to have health care. host: thank you. there is more, security help for a rock. iraq. they will press president obama to step up assistance. they are headed back to levels not seen in years. on thursday, he said that he needs significantly more help from the u.s. they need more weapons and theter sharing
of years ago, because he showed up with obama during that storm, you've got the romney end of the party and others who are still holding grudges against him for that. and in addition, you've got the issues of the conservative next to the moderates and you're still going to have that issue of can the republican party stand for what they want to stand for and broaden themselves? that's what they say they learned the lessons of two years ago. if they do that, then christie can come into the center. if they don't and they continue in the right wing vein they have, it's going to be difficult for him to get the nomination. >> primaries are different animals. >> absolutely. >> and they're different animals in the republican party. >> and animals must change their spots sometimes. >> absolutely. >> we'll talk about the tint a little bit later. >>> next, biden versus clinton. a dive into how the new revelations of how the 2012 election could still haunt them in 2016. my customers can shop around-- see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but wi
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